‘Boko Haram/ISIS partnership is frightening,’ Emir of Kano says

Boko Haram pledged its allegiance to ISIS on Saturday, March 7, and the Middle Eastern sect accepted the pledge seven days later.

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has said that the idea of Boko Haram aligning itself with the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) is frightening.

"The idea of Boko Haram or anyone aligning themselves with ISIS is frightening partly because these are groups that represent a lunatic fringe in Islam and who are very ruthless,” the Emir said during an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, which aired on Wednesday, March 18.

“We have had more than six years of Boko Haram , about 15,000 people dead, prospects of them getting financial support, military support from a group as ISIS basically frightens all of us,” Sanusi added.

Boko Haram had earlier threatened to kill the Emir after he urged Nigerians to defend themselves against the group.

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